Board of Directors Certification Program

About the Program in Brief

This program is built upon best international practices in Corporate Governance and supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC).

This course consists of 24 Modules distributed in 4 parts, each part includes 6 specialized modules that deal with specific issues related to Board of Directors in order to give the participants the basics of constructing the ideal Board of Directors and how to manage the relationships inside the company to insure the effectiveness of the Board of Directors and the organization.

The participant is granted a “Certified Board Member” certificate issued by JIoD and stamped by IFC after completing all 4 parts. Otherwise, should the participant choose not to take the whole program, they will be granted an attendance certificate issued by JIoD. Jordan Institute of Directors (“JIoD”TM) is pleased to invite you to our “Board of Directors Certification Program” that is composed of an eight-­day comprehensive workshop that will take place over Three month period.

This workshop provides organizations and particularly existing and upcoming board members and senior executives the value of effective corporate governance. To mention some of the components of the program these include the roles and responsibilities of board members and senior management, effective structure and composition, roles and responsibilities of committees, procedures and tools to evaluate performance and set the most appropriate remuneration structure and strategy.

Key issues:

  • The responsibility of the board of directors, nomination and remuneration of board of
    directors and the efficient working procedures of such board
  • The role of the board of directors in strategy setting, oversight, and succession
  • Evaluating the performance of the board of directors
  • The board of directors’ role in risk management and audit.
  • Responsibility of the board in disclosure and transparency of the organization
  • The role of the board of directors in protecting shareholder rights
  • The responsibility of the board on reporting on corporate governance

Key features:

Duration: 8 Days over 3 month period

Who should participate:

Existing and potential board members, senior executives and board secretary.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.

Part # 1:

Board Basics – An Introduction to Board and Corporate Governance

Module 1:The  Definition  of  and  Rationale  for  Good  Corporate  Governance
Module 2:Building  an  Effective  Board  –  Roles  and  Authorities,  Duties  and  Liabilities  
Module 3:Board    Election,    Composition    and    Structure    –    The    Right    Mix-­of-­Skills    and  Importance  of  Independent  Directors  
Module 4:Executive   and   Non-­Executive   Remuneration   –   How   to   Attract,   Retain   and  Motivate  Directors  and  Officers  
Module 5:Corporate  Governance  Rules  and  Regulations  in  Jordan
Module 6:Case  Study:  Ideally  structured  and  operating  board

Part # 2:
Practical Tools for Strategic Guidance, Managerial Oversight and Information Disclosure and Transparency

Module 1:The   Role   of   the   Board   in   Setting   Strategy   –   Setting   Strategy   and   Monitoring


Module 2:An      Introduction      to      the      Board’s      Role      in      Information      Disclosure      and


Module 3:A  Guide  to  Succession  Planning  –  What  Every  Board  Needs  to  Know
Module 4:Choosing  and  Evaluating  the  CEO
Module 5:


The   Working   Procedures   of   the   Board   and   Its   Committees,   and   the   Role   of

the  Corporate  Secretary  

Module 6:Case  Study:  Conducting  a  Board  Self-­Evaluation

Part # 3:
The Risk and Financial Responsibility of the Board.

Module 1:The  Board  and  Risk  Management
Module 2:What  Every  Director  Needs  to  Know  About  Finance  and  Accounting
Module 3:Establishing  Internal  Audit  and  Control  Procedures
Module 4:The  Board  and  its  Audit  Committee
Module 5:How  to  Interact  With  the  External  Auditor
Module 6:Case  Study:  Building  a  Corporate  Governance  Improvement  Plan

Part # 4:
The Role of the Board in Protecting Shareholder Rights and Reporting

Module 1:An  Introduction  to  the  Board’s  Role  in  Protecting  Shareholder  Rights
Module 2:The  Board’s  Role  in  Preparing  and  Conducting  General  Assembly  Meeting
Module 3:The  Board’s  Role  in  Related  Party,  Extraordinary  and  Control  Transactions
Module 4:The  Board’s  Role  in  Managing  Corporate  Conflicts
Module 5:Corporate  Governance  Reporting  under  Jordanian  Law
Module 6:Case  Study:  Developing  a  Model  Annual  Report


1.Mr. Yehia El Husseiny, Operations officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Yehia has more than 14 years of vast experience in the Education and Training field as a University Teacher, Lecturer, and Training Director. Yehia is leading IFC Advisory Services’ Corporate Governance projects and training activities in MENA to improve firm performance and enhance access to finance by promoting better corporate governance practices among financial institutions, SMEs, and company boards.

Yehia is advising private and public sector clients and is working closely with regulators, intermediaries, and companies to enhance their understanding of the business case for corporate governance;; dealing with investors to enable them to improve the corporate governance practices of their investee companies;; advising regulators to develop an effective corporate governance framework;; building/supporting intermediaries, such as institutes of directors, training institutes and local consultancies, to provide training and advise their clients on corporate governance;; and helping the financial media to accurately cover corporate governance issues.

Yehia holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with grade distinction from the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Netherlands and a BA Business Administration from the Faculty of Commerce (English Section), Cairo University, Egypt.

2. Ms. Maali Khader, Executive Director and Founder of JIoD

Taking a hands-­on approach to the business and playing an active role in the development of strategic solutions for clients. Maali is a lawyer by profession, and her extensive experience with regional and international legal frameworks is a tremendous asset in advising on, developing and implementing Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility principles and frameworks.

Maali works with clients to establish their CG structures and codes in adherence to legal requirements, assess CG frameworks including the nomination and remuneration of directors and their performance evaluation, and structure proactive communication channels between the board of directors, management and relevant stakeholders. She has also drafted and implemented internal policies and byelaws of various sized corporations around the world and assisted in corporate restructuring and privatization.

3. Ms. Oraib Qubbaj, Chief Operations Officer of JIoD

Ms. Qubbaj is Independent Consultant, certified International Professional Trainer and Certified Board Director with more than 17 years of experience in different development fields and did Business Studies.

She has experience in training Board members and senior management members in private sector’s corporate, family owned businesses, small & medium enterprises and public sector institutions, as well as in assessing corporate governance for companies in Jordan and advising and recommending CG implementation plans.
Ms. Qubbaj has long experience in the development field in Jordan and in the MENA region and she served in senior managerial positions at International non-­profit organizations in Jordan and the near east region for more than nine years.
She has managed a varied portfolio during her extensive career with specific focus on
Corporate Governance, Family business and Corporate Governance for SMEs, Corporate Governance assessment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Local Development Strategies & Policies Assessment, Gender studies, Anti-­corruption and Integrity, Rule of Law, Policy Reform and Disability Rights.

4. Dr. Aliaa Soliman, Partner – SME Develpopment & Finance at AIT Consulting

Dr. Soliman started her professional career as a banker in Misr International Bank, MIBank, the second joint venture bank established in Egypt. She then joined AIT Consulting as a partner in 2001 where her responsibilities cover the training and capacity building activities of the company as well as her involvement with development agency funded projects specializing in SME Development and Finance.

Over the past years she has worked with local and international organizations such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, KfW, GIZ, EIB, EU, USAID, CIDA and the Dutch Government as well as several Egyptian ministries carrying out assignments and projects in the MENA region which involved SME Finance, Entrepreneurship, Capacity building and Corporate Governance assessment and implementation. She obtained her BA in Political Science and Economics and her Masters degree in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and her Doctoral Degree on the subject of efficiency of SME finance through the Egyptian Banking sector from Maastricht University, The Netherland.

5. Mr. Moayyad Tahtamouni – Acting Director of the listing & Operations Department at the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE)

Mr. Tahtamouni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master degree in Finance, and has more than (10) years experience in Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Mr. Tahtamouni supervises the daily trading sessions and the internet trading service, oversees new listings and members affairs, and manages the ASE relations with data vendors such as (Reuters) and (Bloomberg).

Mr. Tahtamouni has a long experience in corporate governance and contributed in preparing the corporate governance code for listed companies, and he is a certified board member. Mr. Tahtamouni worked as an instructor in a number of specialized training courses emphasizing on capital markets, compliance, and underwriting.

6. Dr. Khaled Dahawy, Dahawy is the chair of the Accounting Department and the director of the MBA programs at the School of Business (The American University in Cairo)

Khaled Dahawy’s responsibilities include the development and upgrade of the MBA program and creation of a new Executive MBA program. Dahawy is also a Professor in the Department of Accounting at AUC. Previously, he served as the Unit Head of the Accounting Unit in the Department of Management (2001-­2007) at AUC.

Dahawy received his PhD from the University of North Texas, MBA from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), and Bachelor of Business Administration from AUC. He is aCertified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois, member of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors, Egyptian Accounting Syndicate, and the Egyptian Accounting and Auditing Board. He is also certified by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Egyptian Central Bank. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor Society for AACSB Business Programs) and he has extensive practical experience as an accountant and financial consultant. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of Illinois, USA, certified from the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors, and is certified by the Egyptian Accounting Syndicate. He has acted as an expert in the CMA, and has prepared several revaluation reports to indicate the current value of companies that needed to change their legal format or merge with other companies to be submitted to the CMA and the Investment Authority.

7. Mr. Osama Mourad, Chairman at Acumen Securities

Mr. Mourad is the CEO for “Post For Investment Co.”, one of Egypt’s largest private equity firms, with the focus on non-­bank financial services and value investments, besides that Mr. Mourad advises AgroGate’s Dongola Argreen Highway Co, a private sector toll road connecting Sudan with Egypt and is a regional trainer and consultant on Corporate Governance, finance and investments.

His diversified management experience as a lifetime investment and commercial banker in corporate banking, corporate finance, private equity, portfolio, fund management and brokerage was gained in respectable institutions like Citibank, Fleming CIIC, Arab Banking Corporation, Barclays Bank and Arab Finance Brokerage.

Mr. Mourad has served as a Board Member for several establishments and he is an active member in several civil societies’ boards and steering committees. He obtained his MBA from New York’s Pace University, as an academic scholar at the beginning of his career and his B.Sc. from the Sadat Academy for Management Sciences. He also became a “Certified Director” by the Egyptian Institute of Directors, the Egyptian Capital Market Authority and the IFC.

8. Ashraf G. Shenouda, Founder / Managing Director of AGS & Associates -­ Management & Training Consultants
Mr. N Ashraf G. Shenouda is the managing Director of AGS & Associates – Management and Training Consultants. Mr. Shenouda, an Egyptian -­ Canadian professional with an international exposure and holds an exclusive mix of management, coaching and training experience with hands on best practices. His diversified experience as a Management Consultant and as a Master Trainer, together with his high involvement in people development, gave him a unique edge in providing cost-­effective integrated solutions for challenging business issues through designing, implementing and managing a wide range of projects in a variety of business fields towards a measurable impact and a remarkable ROI for the different stakeholders. In business for 20 years providing training and Consultancy for the SMEs, sitting on the advisory board of several SMEs, Board member for 6 years and managing his own company, which is also an SME, gave him a distinctive edge in understanding the SMEs needs and hence better addressing their challenges. Ashraf has been a member of a board of trustees for more than 5 years.

And other experts as may be necessary